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Grants Received

Below are the grants that we have received in the current fiscal year (2014-2015):

  • The City of Columbus/Franklin Park Conservatory ($4,000) in support of the Otterbein University Community Garden. The garden is a shared living learning landscape with a mission to enrich the lives of local community members facing food insecurity while providing educational opportunities for youth and university students. 

    Dr. Melissa Kesler Gilbert, Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Director of the Center for Community Engagement

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association ($30,000) in support of the Cardinal Choices program, a multi-dimensional program grounded in sound educational practices and implemented by a student network to send appropriate messages to the campus community regarding the potential dangers of alcohol use.

    Jill McCullough , Student Affairs
    Julie Saker, Student Affairs

  • Council of Independent Colleges ($16,650) for Consortium for Online Humanities, a multi-year project (2014–2016) that aims to assess the effectiveness and cost-savings potential of online teaching and learning in the humanities at CIC colleges and universities. 

    Dr. Kathryn Plank, Arts and Sciences
    Dr. Paul Eisenstein, Dean of Arts and Sciences

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology  ($8,685) in support of the NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship program provides research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate students to collaborate with internationally known NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering. 

    Dr. Dean Johnston, Chemistry
    Dr. Carrigan Hayes, Chemistry

  • U.S. Department of Education ($378,127) in support of The Central Ohio English Learner Education Collaborative (COELEC).  This collaborative unites key central Ohio community organizations, k-12 schools and Otterbein University to provide effective programs to enrich the lives of English Learners through education. 

    Dr. Susan Constable, Education

  • Health Resources and Services Administration ($20,740) for the Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships project.  The purpose of this project is to increase the numbers of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in central Ohio and rural Ohio Appalachia.

    Dr. Brian Garrett, Nursing

  • National Collegiate Honors Council ($2,000) in support of The Honors Thesis Project, a two-year program that supports independent research or creative work for honors students. 

    Dr. Karen Steigman, English
     

/ Archived grants

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Diane Nance, Director
p / 614.823.1846
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Bonnie Ward, Assistant Director
p / 614.823.1847
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Jeffrey Rudzinski, Grants Coordinator
p / 614.823.1845
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